PHP is the most popular scripting language for web development. It is free, open source and Server-side (the code is executed on the server). MySQL is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL). It is also free and open source. The combination of PHP and MySQL gives unmet options to create just about any kind of website - from small contact form to large corporate portal.
This PHP/MySQL tutorial is part of the rich collection of web hosting tutorials prepared for you. Find out how to start your website, how to promote it, how to deal with cPanel, webmail and FTP.
A short introduction on what is PHP;
What is MySQL and what are its benefits;
Creating MySQL database and user - useful information for installing a PHP/MySQL script on your website;
Removing MySQL database and user;
Learn how to manage MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin - MySQL Backup;
Creating a database table;
Connecting to the database;
Querying the database;
Displaying table data in HTML;
Selecting individual records;
Information about Zend Optimizer;
Learn how to install Pear modules.
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We offer FREE installation of many PHP/MySQL applications including CMS systems, forums, galleries, blogs, shopping carts and more.
We provide several versions of PHP (PHP 5.0, PHP 5.1, PHP 5.2) on a per-folder basis.
We support both MySQL 4 and MySQL 5. We provide unlimited MySQL databases.
We develop comprehensive tutorials for the most popular PHP/MySQL scripts and a great variety of articles in our Knowledge Base.